Tuesday, September 10, 2013

7 dpo - P4 Test

This morning I went to Dr. M's office to have my 7 dpo progesterone levels checked (the P4 draw). They told me that I could call at 3:30 to hear my results. I called at 3:33. As I understand it, a level of 5 ng/mL means that some sort of ovulation happened, 10 is what doctors like to see for a non-medicated cycle, and 15 is what they like to see for a medicated cycle. Justine's message said that my level was 24! She said that everything was progressing "normally" and she also wished me luck, which I thought was very nice. I'm pretty happy with that number. It's nice to know that if we do get lucky, my body is doing what it needs to do to sustain a pregnancy.

To be honest, I wasn't really surprised that my P4 level was decent. My chart looks pretty glorious right now. There's an obvious biphasic pattern and my temperature is rising. I've also had sore boobs and headaches for a few days now, which are typical symptoms of increasing progesterone.

I'm not really that worried about LUFs anymore either. Dr. M had mentioned it before I had the surgery, before we knew what was going on with me. He was concerned about my short cycles and early (possibly weak) ovulation. Ever since I switched to vaginal temping, my temp shifts have been really obvious which has been really comforting. And now that we know about the cysts and the endo, there's really no reason to believe that anything else is wrong. It's not worth worrying about it right now. If nothing happens in the next 3-6 months, then I'm sure we'll talk about it again.

Today at work, I ran into a friend that I haven't seen very often since I officially quit my job back in the spring. She told me that she was so glad to see me looking so happy. She said it was great to see me smiling so much. When she told me this I realized that I DO feel happy. I feel so much happier than I did a few months ago. Sure, some days absolutely suck. In general, though, I do feel really good. It's nice to know that, in spite of the IF and the issues I've had from surgery, I can be happy.

1 comment:

  1. This post makes me so happy. I'm glad you're in a good place and feeling optimistic. That was an awesome test result!! FX for you as always, lady!!